People who work with us

The team at Health Horizons are very fortunate to have a group of highly skilled professionals from a variety of disciplines that regularly work with us.

Lesley Messenger-Jones

Lesley Messenger-Jones, nurse

Lesley Messenger-Jones is a highly experienced registered nurse with a rich background in child and adolescent mental health, wellbeing and development.

Elisabeth Yates

Elisabeth Yates, Speech and Language Therapist

Elisabeth Yates (Lis) is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) - she qualified in 2000 from the University of Manchester.

Paul Andrews

Paul Andrews, Child Psychotherapist

Paul Andrews is a Child and Adolescent family psychotherapist . He has been working in the area of children and young peoples mental health for the past 20 years.

Craig Stevens

Craig Stevens Group Psychotherapist

Craig Stevens is a UKCP registered individual and group psychotherapist with 30 years experience in mental health. He has worked in the NHS with adolescents and families, with adults with a wide range of mental health problems and with adolescents and adults.

Dr. Aljian

Dr Aljian, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Aljian is a Consultant Psychiatrist with experience of working with both adults and children. Dr. Aljian has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) providing both assessments and treatments of mental health disorders & ADHD.

Jo Wilcox

Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities

Jo has been a Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) for the last thirty years with a broad ranging career that has involved working predominantly with children across the age range and their families. Jo has worked in children's residential placements and extensively for Barnardos in a range of children's services.

Victoria Connell

Mental Health Nurse Vicki Connell

Vicki is a qualified mental health nurse who has worked in both adult and child mental health services, with this being in the area of neurodiversity for the last 7 years. Vicki is passionate about supporting people with neurodiverse conditions and has vast personal and professional experience in this field. She prides herself on providing empathetic and person-centred support in a friendly and approachable manner.

Deya Roberts

Mental Health Nurse Vicki Connell

Deya is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and 'Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' (CYP-IAPT) Supervisor and has worked as a Lead Clinician within Mental Health Support Teams.

Cairn Education

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We also work in partnership with Cairn Education, a non-profit Community Interest Company which aims to provide unique, individualised and innovative programmes to improve the lives of Autistic individuals and/or individuals that have disengaged from mainstream education or employment in Cumbria.

For more information about Cairn Education please visit their website: